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Shooting for Westport Lifestyle Magazine gives me the opportunity to meet people like owner and chef Bill Taibe and his restaurant Jesup. I get really cool assignments where I can walk in and be creative and photograph things that I love. I enjoy going into a business and basically covering all that a business has to offer. Its people, service and their product. The reason why they hired me is because I can go into a business and show through my photography what the business is all about. shooting candidly when I have to and then setting up lamps when I have to. All to showcase what the business has to offer.

 

 

You have to walk this trail!!! This is one of the most exciting hikes I have taken. There are so many little surprises to this walk and it is a very easy walk. Okay, there are moments when you get a little winded but for the most part, it is really easy. When you reach the top, you will find breath taking views of New Haven.  I got a little nervous when my eldest son got close to the edge for a picture because it is a 300 foot fall. It will get your heart pumping. This all started with an article my wife sent me “if there are only 5 hikes you ever do in  Connecticut, do these”  Another article shows a trail map which is very helpful. Click here for more info. We went in March which was very nice, but I think once the foliage starts changing in November, I will have to pay it another visit.

 

There are many different set ups to use when shooting head shots. I know the beauty dish is real popular right now and I have been using it quite often. It has a nice wide soft light. In many cases I will use a simple piece of foam core to get an added reflection or piece of light. I ask the client what type of look they are interested in and we agree upon a few different set ups. I like to mix up a few just to offer different choices. Portraits are so important to your branding. A clean nicely lit portrait projects a professional and approachable business. Here are 10 tips to looking good for a corporate portrait.

 

Photographing for interior designers is thrilling because of the unique visions  that they have. My job is to show this unique quality through lighting and composition.  Location shooting for me has always been a lot of fun. I photographed one of Heidi’s masterpieces a combination of 3 rooms in a Westport residence. Bel Mondo recently moved to a new location on post Rd West in Westport.

 

What a great summer it was this year! The weather cooperated and we were very busy with our photography business.  Now with fall here, many people start thinking about the holidays and families and friends getting together to celebrate. I shoot many family portraits this time of year because of the upcoming holidays and for many, it is the only time the family is together. Most groups are shot at Compo Beach or Winslow Park, but I also will shoot at the clients home for a more personal touch. Here are a few samples of some recent family portraits.